It all started with the fact that I sold my yacht, which I loved and considered it almost ideal for use in local races and short trips. The reason for this step was that I dreamed of buying that yacht that would allow me to travel around the countries and the seas. Agree that Ukraine and its water and yacht infrastructure are, to put it mildly, limited. Not to mention the legal field. The yachtsman is told there are two dreams. The first is to sell the yacht. The second is to buy one that is forever.
I did not have a question to buy a sailing yacht or a motor yacht. I have been sick for a long time with a windy illness. In the sense of sailing. And to travel on the present, it is possible only under a sail which releases from dependence of fuel. Sailing yachts are built taking into account the storm conditions. It must have a self-correcting quality. Ie from any position, even having turned 180 degrees, is obliged to make the next 180 degrees to rectification. This is one of the main qualities that seamen call – seaworthiness.
And so, I sold the yacht in the spring and all summer and autumn I spent at the computer. Of course, I had limitations on the price and size of the yacht. I set myself the task of finding a yacht at least ten meters long, three meters wide, with a steering wheel and sails at least fifty square meters. At a price, it had to fit into the budget of fifteen thousand euros. The first attempts of my research of the market showed that at such prices in these sizes it is possible to find a yacht only in the seventies. In Turkey, Croatia, Greece, I did not find anything decent. There was an attempt to buy a 38-foot yacht in Fenik (Turkey), but with my careful inspection, I realized that the yacht required a major repair.